Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Looking At Both Sides.....Now


Just as these Clematis blossoms have two sides, which I love to explore with camera in hand,


so do most 'issues' that arise whether they be political, family,
religious or whatever.


I usually look at both sides of a 'story' to gather some facts from
both parties involved. 


Unless, that is, I have already made my decision and have thrown my support to one side.
Sometimes one can pretty well predict what the outcomes and arguments are.


And I understand this works both ways as well. The important thing is to get your facts right,
and take your side and defend it.


Sometimes one can be totally wrong in one's expectations.......take these Clematis blossoms
for example. I wasn't expecting them to 'pop' as they did since it was an overcast day here.

Goes to show you that sometimes the end result can be better than expected.

The most logical ending to this post would be to listen to'Joni' on this matter:







13 comments:

  1. I like your view of the other side Jim. xo

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  2. You're right, Jim. There is always a flip side, and although we might not agree with it - or even like it - I think it's important to listen to it. I want to hear other/opposing opinions, regardless of whether I agree or not. It helps me to understand the other person, and try to find a common ground with them. Sometimes we can meet halfway, and sometimes we can't. But at the very least, we tried.

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  3. Everything has at least two sides and there can be infinitesimal views on the same subject matter. Occasionally it is better not to voice a view when it could be the wrong one.

    Neat shots, the blossoms are so translucent!

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    1. What is right or wrong? I think both views can change and evolve the more we know about them.

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  4. Nice shots from the other side of these lovely blooms.

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  5. A good reminder for me. I tend to see my side.

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    1. Me too Terry! Depending on the 'topic at hand' I can be very determined to get my certain opinion across. I have found that it can be helpful to 'listen' to the 'other' side too, and then go from from there.

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  6. Everyone should be allowed the right to have their own opinions and thoughts based on what they feel is right and true. That's my story and I'm sticking to it... ;-)

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    1. Exactly Bobbi! Everybody does have that right and that's what I respect about our great countries.

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  7. Lovely shots of this side that you rarely see, and great thoughts to go with the photos!

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    1. Thanks Jeanne. I have found that 'the other' side of flowers can be just as beautiful and interesting....sometimes even more.

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  8. I try to get my fact straight before jumping in and taking sides, doesn't always work because I also let my emotions have a say! Good thing to remember though. Lovely clematis, which one is this.

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    1. It's called Carnaby, Joanne.
      I know what you mean....sometimes we get so emotional over certain topics that resonate in us that we can't hold back. And that is OK too I think....shows how passionate we are.

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